Tag Archives: school

School’s Out! Or Is It?

June 8, 2012

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Because we homeschool, we don’t technically have “summer vacation.” I like the consistent schedule and I do not like having idle children, so I’ve always assigned work for the kids, in some shape or form, throughout the year. As they have gotten older, however, I allow them to explore their own academic exploits. One son, […]

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The Open Window

April 17, 2012


We had quite the “scorcher” yesterday: hot, humid, hazy. We left the windows open last night lest we dissolve into a sweaty puddle and evaporate into nothingness overnight. April weather is generally very unsettled, so it was no surprise to wake up absolutely freezing the next morning. As I went to close the window, the […]

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Online Tutoring

January 13, 2012

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Whether you homeschool or your child is in government school or parochial school, every kid needs one-on-one help. No textbook can provide everything the child needs, and neither can a teacher and blackboard in a room of 20+ kids. I was one of those children who would have benefited greatly from tutoring. I never got […]

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A Great Snack for a Good Cause

October 15, 2011

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Yum! We love the Breakfast on the Go! snacks. I like the ones with dried fruit in them, and the kids like the ones with chocolate in them. 🙂 These things are so perfect for traveling. They don’t weigh you down like heavier snacks and fast foods do, either. One of these little packets with […]

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Job Interview Q’s: How Would You Answer?

June 4, 2011


I never did well on tests in school. I passed them (well, most of them), but answers to tests always eluded me, especially multiple choice. I have this really weird propensity to “think outside the box.” Maybe it comes from growing up in a broken and sometimes violent home, always trying to look for alternative […]

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A College Education in Every Pot!

April 17, 2011

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Ashworth College for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I never attended college after high school. Even back then, a college education was SO expensive. My parents couldn’t afford it, and my stepdad refused to use our biggest asset –the house– as collateral. After […]

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Kidzmet: Banishing Cookie Cutter Tutoring

April 5, 2011

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Kidzmet for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. This is an extremely interesting organization: Kidzmet. You all know how I rail and rant about “cookie cutter” public schools. I attended several of these kinds of schools, and was never happy in them. Typical schools […]

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Prom Dresses

February 19, 2011


It’s almost that time of year for public school students. The prom. By the way, WHAT does “prom” mean?! Is it short for something? When I was in high school, a bunch of students held a “morp” which is “prom” backwards. At the morp, we had to wear unformal clothes, such as sweat pants and […]

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Meet Me on Monday #35

February 13, 2011


It’s Monday! Woohoo! I like Mondays. I like the fresh start of the week, all the opportunities before me. I work at home doing what I love (blogging and freelance writing), so I love workdays. Before I start, I want to let you all know that I DID manage to visit every single Meet Me […]

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Resource: Find Kids’ Activities in Your Area

January 28, 2011

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OH WOW. I just found a goldmine of a resource, moms and dads. It’s ActivityTree.com. I just searched for activities in my area, and my little town and surrounding area showed up 12 current activities for kids! ActivityTree is a resource for parents. When you search by zip code, you will see results for kid’s […]

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